More solicitors to face tribunal over coalminers’ scandal – The Times

“Solicitors across Britain are bracing themselves for further sanctions over the coalminers’ compensation scandal that led to two lawyers being struck off for dishonesty.”

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The Times, 13th December 2008

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Three suspended over Baby P case – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2008 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, social services by sally

“Three people have been suspended on full pay from Haringey Council after a ‘damning’ inspectors’ report into the case of Baby P.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2008

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Promotion for PC Angela Cornes who ignored victim Banaz Mahmod – The Times

Posted December 1st, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, domestic violence, news, police by sally

“A police officer whose blunders were criticised after Britain’s most notorious ‘honour’ killing has escaped punishment after the collapse of disciplinary proceedings against her.”

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The Times, 1st December 2008

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Salsbury v Law Society – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, human rights, law reports, solicitors, tribunals by sally

Salsbury v Law Society [2008] EWCA Civ 1285; [2008] WLR (D) 365

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal must now take into account the rights of the solicitor under arts 6 and 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. It was an overstatement to say that a ‘very strong case’ was required before the High Court would interfere with a sentence imposed by the tribunal but, absent any error of law, the High Court must pay considerable respect to the sentencing decisions of the tribunal.”

WLR Daily, 26th November 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

George Osborne’s psychiatrist brother banned over drug allegations – The Times

Posted November 28th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medicines, news by sally

“The younger brother of George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, has been suspended from working as a junior psychiatrist, four months after he resigned over allegations that he prescribed tranquillisers for friends.”

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The Times, 28th November 2008

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Paediatrician who failed to detect Baby P’s broken bones is suspended – The Times

Posted November 28th, 2008 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“The doctor who failed to detect Baby P’s injuries and concluded that he was just ‘cranky’ two days before he died has been suspended from practising medicine.”

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The Times, 28th November 2008

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Timing of Ian Blair’s retirement rules out disciplinary action over Met contracts – The Times

Posted November 24th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by sally

“Sir Ian Blair will escape possible disciplinary action over the award of Metropolitan Police contracts to a friend when he leaves his job this week.”

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The Times, 24th November 2008

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Solicitor accused of aiding ‘bogus’ trade in feudal titles – The Times

“A solicitor was accused yesterday of being at the centre of a dishonest trade in bogus feudal titles sold to Americans and other foreigners.”

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The Times, 19th November 2008

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Pc fined over abusive Facebook postings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, police, professional conduct by sally

“A policeman who posted abusive comments on a website, which appeared to condone the use of violence, has been fined by his force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2008

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Simplified Code for workplace disputes needs only Parliament’s approval – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2008 in codes of practice, disciplinary procedures, employment, news by sally

“A Code of Practice for resolving workplace disputes has been approved by the Department for Business and awaits final Parliamentary approval. The revised Acas Discipline and Grievance Code of Practice is shorter and simpler than its predecessor.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Porn surf nurse struck off – The Independent

Posted November 7th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, pornography, professional conduct by sally

“A nurse on an old people’s ward who used a hospital computer to look at sexually explicit images of an elderly woman was struck off today.”

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The Independent, 7th November 2008

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Nurse who put knickers up for sale on eBay faces disciplinary panel – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by sally

“A nurse who put her knickers up for sale on the online auction site eBay has appeared before a disciplinary panel.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2008

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Regina (Haase) v Independent Adjudicator and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted October 28th, 2008 in bias, disciplinary procedures, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

Regina (Haase) v Independent Adjudicator and Another

Court of Appeal

“In order to ensure that a trial was fair for the purposes of article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights the tribunal was required to be independent and impartial, but it was not necessary for the prosecutor to be independent and impartial.”

The Times, 28th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Consultant gynaecologist suspended for drinking before operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“A consultant gynaecologist travelled to hospital ready to operate while twice the drink-driving limit, the General Medical Council has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2008

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R (Haase) v District Judge Nuttall and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 16th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, human rights, law reports, prisons, prosecutions by sally

R (Haase) v District Judge Nuttall and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1089; [2008] WLR (D) 316

There was no general requirement that a prosecutor be independent and impartial to comply with the right to a fair trial in art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 15th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Watchdog to investigate XL auditors – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2008 in accounts, auditors, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“The auditors of the collapsed tour operator XL Leisure are to be investigated by the profession’s disciplinary watchdog after a request from Britain’s largest accountancy institute.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2008

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IVF expert accused of dismissing sick patient – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“One of the UK’s most successful fertility doctors failed to investigate when a patient arrived at his Harley Street clinic in tears and complaining of vomiting, telling her husband she had a ‘mental block’ about treatment, a disciplinary hearing heard yesterday. Hours later, the woman had seizures and was admitted to an intensive care unit.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2008

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IVF watchdog lifts ban on Mohammed Taranissi to avoid challenge in High Court – The Times

Posted September 29th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“Mohammed Taranissi, Britain’s most successful fertility doctor, has been cleared to continue running his London clinic by the IVF watchdog, after it agreed to rescind a disciplinary ban imposed last year.”

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The Times, 27th September 2008

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GMC revokes ban on shamed paediatrician – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“The paediatrician who accused the husband of the late solicitor Sally Clark of murdering their two children is to be allowed to return to child protection work.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2008

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Celery eating paramedic suspended – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, paramedics, professional conduct by sally

“A paramedic who ate celery while his colleague jokingly put a prawn on a dying man’s chin as he was given shock treatment was suspended for six months.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk